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Original Dancehall Dictionary

RRP $13.99

START TALKING LIKE A JAMAICAN TODAY. Love Jamaican reggae music and our expressive language? Love a great laugh too? This is the right book for you. As reggae/dancehall music has become very dominant in our culture, artists and their youthful followers continue to play a huge role in the development of our language, known as patois, as they are constantly coining words and phrases that baffle even older Jamaicans and certainly foreigners. Also as people worldwide swing to our music and tales about our scenic country with its numerous natural attractions continue to seduce everyone who hears about it thus becoming a well -known and greatly sought after tourism destination in the Caribbean, since most Jamaicans do not automatically speak English but only when required, this dictionary is critical to travellers as well music lovers. For you never know when your dream will come through and you not only have the pleasure of rocking to our music but also get the opportunity to visit us. This is 6th edition of the Dictionary, a publication which since 1993, has been doing an invaluable job in helping the world understand our language and the cartoons not only assist in the translation but also they add to the hilarity of the publication. Our Dictionary therefore will satisfy all your needs in a most humorous way. Yea mon. No problem mon. Irie. Just think how much more you will enjoy the pulsating beat of reggae/dancehall music and a visit to our seductive island if you could understand what we are saying or singing about! However, to understand our language or even speak like a Jamaican, you do not have to study complicated pronunciation rules like for English, as everything you see is pronounced phonetically. Yeah mon. So start your lesson in the Jamaican language today. Lesson 1. If an artist at a stage show is giving a great performance, what do you shout most exuberantly" Hat it up yes" and when the performance is lousy make sure you shout "Pack Up and park." Thirsty? You need to "beat sum juice" and if your partner eats everything in sight? That makes him " Nyami nyami." When you cannot understand what is being said if you do not indicate that you have a problem "overstanding: " you will continue to be left in the dark! Need to feel irie? A Bob Marley is a large marijuana/ganja cigarette/ spliff. So named as the great reggae artist's most famous poster has him holding the huge sample. And to make it easy for you to follow the logic of the language, the little cigarette/spliff is called a Ziggy after Bob's eldest son...little Bob! Oh the joys of the Jamaican language. Right Mi Pree? Wi flex good. So much to learn, so little time. So kick back and enjoy learning one of the most useful, beautiful and expressive languages in the world.


One Dance With A Duke

RRP $17.99

A handsome and reclusive horse breeder, Spencer Dumarque, the fourth Duke of Morland, has a reputation as the dashing "Duke of Midnight." Each evening he selects one lady for a breathtaking midnight waltz. But none of the ladies of the ton catch his interest for long, until Lady Amelia d'Orsay tries her luck.

In an effort to get the Duke to forgive her brother's debts, Amelia claims the duke's dance. But she is playing a dangerous game with a notorious rake...

The first novel in Tessa Dare's delightful Stud Club trilogy. Other titles in this series are Twice Tempted by a Rogue and Three Nights with a Scoundrel.

About the Author

Tessa Dare is a part-time librarian, full-time mother, and swing-shift writer. She makes her home in Southern California, where she shares a cozy, cluttered bungalow with her husband, their two children, and a dog.


Dreaming On A Swing Journal

RRP $16.99

Write down your thoughts in this lined journal, diary or notebook. It can be personalized to any name, so it makes a great personal gift. If you don't find your name, please email us at kookypuzzlelovers@yahoo.com, and we'll make one for you. Please check out our "My Life, In My Words" journal. It's a questionnaire about life with 47 questions. It's a wonderful gift for someone older that wants to write about their life. Also, check-out our puzzles under the name Kooky Puzzle Lovers. Thank you and enjoy!


Rethinking Dance History

RRP $351.99

From the "ballet de cours" of the 17th century to Matthew Bourne's " Swan Lake," this fascinating selection of new writing invites the reader to revisit key moments in the history of western theater dance practice. By taking a fresh approach to the study of history in general, Alexandra Carter's "Rethinking Dance History" offers new perspectives on important periods in dance history and seeks to address some of the gaps and silences left within that history. Encompassing ballet, South Asian and modern dance forms, this book provides exciting new research on topics as diverse as:
--The Victorian Music Hall
--Film musicals and popular music videos
--The impact of Neoclassical fashion on ballet
--Women's influence on early modern dance
--Methods of dance reconstruction
Featuring work by some of the major voices in dance writing and discourse, this unique anthology will prove invaluable for both scholars and practitioners, and a source of interest for anyone who is fascinated by dance's rich and multi-layered history.



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Concert Dance Performance Dance Latin Rhythm
Swing Dance Traditional Jazz Traditional African-American Ballroom dance
Classical Indian dance Dancehall dance Experimental Freestyle
Street dance

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